The Boone County Health Department will be having an informational Open House as well as reduced rates for the testing of water samples for nitrates and coliform bacteria during National Groundwater Awareness Week March 8-14.
The Open House will be held at the Boone County Health Department, 1204 Logan Avenue, Belvidere on Thursday, March 12 from 4-6 p.m.
Those attending the open house can participate in drawings to win a free analysis of their well water and also pick up water testing kits to use themselves.
The Health Department is also offering reduced rates for well water testing for private well owners during the entire month of March with prices reduced to $35 from $45 normally.
Water samples must be collected on a Monday or Wednesday and brought to the Boone County Health Department that same day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. with the results being ready in three working days.
Boone County Health Department is open from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information on water testing call 815-433-2951 ext. 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.